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Challenge Your Gender Bias (Part 2)… at 40+

Challenge Your Gender Bias (Part 2)… at 40+ Having read Challenge You Gender Bias (Part 1), I’m glad you stuck around for Part 2. Gender bias or inequality is an issue in and around the workplace. Here are a few… Continue Reading →

Challenge Your Gender Bias (Part 1)… at 40+

Challenge Your Gender Bias at 40+ So, as a sort of continuation of my previous post, Stay At Home Dad, I wanted to ask you, yes YOU, whether you recognise Gender Bias in your own day to day thoughts and… Continue Reading →

Stay at home Dad … at 40+

So, instead of Stay at home dad, what I really wanted to write as a heading, was… GENDER DIFFERENCES, FEWER THAN YOU THINK…  Why? I hear you ask all at once…..  Well, for the last 4 months, May, June, July and August,… Continue Reading →

Prostate Cancer Awareness at 40+

Prostate Cancer, are you aware? 1 IN 8 MEN IN THE UK WILL GET PROSTATE CANCER Jacamo is proud to support Prostate Cancer UK who are on a mission to tame prostate cancer within the next 10 years. When it comes to making change happen, money talks. We… Continue Reading →

Adoption at 40+

Apparently, being over 40 is a barrier to adoption. WRONG! In the five years between 2008 and 2013, 66% of adoptions were by the 40+ age group (Figures obtained from the leading London Voluntary Adoption Agency, CORAM). The British Association for… Continue Reading →

Raising Children at 40+

Raising Children at 40+ I cannot possibly cover the sheer size of the topic of raising children at 40+ in one digestible sitting, so I’ll try to break it down into bite size portions as much as possible (constantly referring to… Continue Reading →

Psychology Degree at 40+

Earning a Psychology Degree at 40+?…WHY? Well, if you’d have asked me a year ago when I applied to study Psychology at 40+, I’d have told you exactly what I wanted to do, and where, and why…. Fast-forward to today… Continue Reading →

Big Fat Sorry

Sorry I’ve been absent from my page. So, as some of you are aware, I took myself back to University in September. It seemed like the right thing to do, what with 2016 turning out to be the absolute monster… Continue Reading →

Back to school at 40+

Back to school at 40+ Have you considered going back to school, college or university, in order to kick-start an entirely new career? Or maybe to retrain to move yourself higher up the ladder where you are already? Have you been… Continue Reading →

MOT at 40+

MOT at 40+ MOT at 40+ means exactly that. Almost as soon as you hit 40 you tend to notice things going downhill. This is not because you’ve hit 40 but because since 30, you probably haven’t really taken it… Continue Reading →

New Dad, Old Dad

So, from the title, you may have guessed what this post is about, no? New dad, old dad, that’s me. I’ve just been blessed with a little baby boy. A month old at time of publishing, July 2016, and I’m… Continue Reading →


Like most other illnesses, depression is a very personal thing. It hits different people in different ways and is therefore dealt with in different ways. There is no one size fits all “cure” for depression, also, the reasons for it… Continue Reading →

Who Are You Mad At?

Who are you mad at? Are you mad at me? Really? I walk into work, settle myself in, start the mundane routine for my weekly pounds. Twenty minutes in and BANG! Assistant manager walks out of the Managers’ office, slamming… Continue Reading →

40+ The Forgotten Generation

The forgotten generation There is nothing like being 40+ and jobless. I’m not saying that that it’s worse than… or better than… I was 40+ and jobless and forgotten, and had nothing to compare that feeling to. You are at… Continue Reading →

Get Rich Quick…?

Get Rich Quick…Really? There is rarely a time when that actually happens. There is gambling of course… Whether it’s at the bookies or on the lottery, these are the only real get rich quick schemes around (barring illegal activities), and… Continue Reading →

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